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National Bike Day

Bike Day in Canada (http://www.canadabikes.org/activities/bike­day­in­canada/) is being held May 25, 2016. It’s the second annual Bike Day in Canada and serves as an opportunity to tout the various benefits of cycling as well as cycling development. It’s also a chance to encourage more people[...]

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Better Home Security Starts with Seven Simple Steps

We all want to feel safe and secure in our homes. In fact, most of us do feel that way. However, when you watch the news or hear a frightening story from a neighbour, it’s sometimes difficult to not worry. We understand. That’s why we’re dedicating an entire blog to better home security.[...]

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Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresher, Longer

We all know that fruits and vegetables are part of a balanced diet. As the temperatures grow warmer, fresh fruits and vegetables are available in supermarkets, at roadside stands, and even at farmer’s markets. It’s tempting to pick up a handful of berries or vine ripe tomatoes, but something[...]

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Understanding Your Homeowners Policy

Chances are that when you look at your homeowners policy, you feel overwhelmed by the amount of legalese. You’re not alone. A lot of homeowners are aware that homeowners insurance is something that is important, but they’re not sure why they have it or even what it all means. That’s okay![...]

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Lowering Home Energy Cost

If you’ve ever opened your energy bill and gasped in horror, it’s probably because the number you saw was unexpected and huge. A lot of people dread high energy bills. The good news is that most don’t actually have to be so high. By knowing some tips and tricks to drive down those costs, you[...]

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Why Dripping Faucets Should Be Fixed

Think about how many water faucets are in your home. There are of course faucets in your kitchen and bathroom. Faucets in the laundry room, too, and maybe your basement, garage, plus outside faucets to help you care conveniently for your yard and wash the car. The only time we really seem to take[...]

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Lawn Mower Safety

There are so many reasons to love spring. The promise of warmer weather, much ­needed rain, and the sudden growth spurt in nature. Of course, all of these happenings also come with a brand new to­do list around your house. Typically after indoor spring cleaning has taken place it’s time to[...]

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How Well is Recycling Working?

Most people know that recycling is the process of collecting materials, such as plastic and paper that would otherwise be thrown away, and turning them into new products. A lot of things we use day-to-day have the recognizable recycle symbol of three arrows, which stand for “reduce, reuse,[...]